The Big Ten Conference today announced football games to be televised in Friday primetime during the 2017 season. The games, which will be televised by ESPN and FOX, are as follows:
Friday, Sept. 1 Washington at Rutgers
Friday, Sept. 1 Utah State at Wisconsin
Friday, Sept. 8 Ohio at Purdue
Friday, Sept. 29 Nebraska at Illinois
Friday, Oct. 13 Northwestern at Maryland
Friday, Oct. 27 Michigan State at Northwestern
The Big Ten Conference says it appreciates the significance of high school football within the region and has worked to minimize the impact of this initiative by limiting the number of Friday night games. Overall, these games represent approximately six percent of Big Ten home games annually, and no institution will host more than one game in any given year. Friday night games will also be announced at least 10 months in advance to provide all parties adequate time to prepare.